Monday, May 05, 2008

I Am Iron Man

I caught Iron Man this weekend. Unlike all the other super hero movies that have come out in recent years, Iron Man is a story with which I am not familiar. I loved every minute of this movie. I loved Robert Downey Jr's portrayal of Tony Stark. Comic Book movies that are done right, take the source material seriously. In fact they act as though the source material were classic literature. They make sure that all the classic Icons and trappings are in place, though the only one I was even remotely familiar with was S.H.I.E.L.D.. That is not to say that you cannot make fun of the source material. The scenes where Tony was testing the technology were hilarious, in fact, a lot of this movie was hilarious. But unlike some recent Marvel Comics Movies (Namely Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Spider-Man 3, Ghost Rider, X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic Four, & Hulk [i.e.nearly every Marvel Comics movie made since 2003]) I was never pulled out of the moment because I lost my suspension of belief. This is one of the greatest super hero movies ever made, which surprised me. I was excited for all of the above listed movies and was let down in varying degrees by all of them, so much so that I didn't buy any of them. I will be buying Iron Man.

Go see it, it's fun.


  1. I enjoyed this movie as well. I hope you stayed until the end of the credits though, so you know what is expected in the future.


  2. Generally I do stay for the credits, I figure all those people worked really hard to entertain you, the least I can do is stay and read their names. But I amazingly enough did not this time. You'll have to spoil it for me.

  3. Yeah we missed left before the trailers were finished. We missed Sam Jackson as Nick Fury. I guess I'm going to have to go see it again.

  4. P's wife here. I was too worried about leaving the baby and wanted to get home. So we missed the end of the credits. Sorry!
    But also, I was also surprised by just how good this movie was. Loved your review.

  5. I can't wait for you to buy this so I can see it.